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Cyber Security - Computer Science Undergraduate Intern at The Aerospace Corporation in Colorado Springs, CO

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Requisition ID: 36801 

All Locations: Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?



The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Cyber Security / Computer Science Undergrad Intern for an internship opportunity. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.   


The qualified candidate will become part of the Cyber Operations and Resilience Department (CORD).  



  • Support test, study and improve mission resiliency for Space Mission Systems from advanced cyber threats 
  • Develop and test Defensive Cyber Operations tools and capabilities.
  • Study new and innovative methods to enhance mission resiliency for DoD Space Mission Systems and supporting Air Force Space Command’s  “Space Warfighting Construct”
  • Development of software infrastructure to support dataset management and automated testing
  • Participates with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners.
  • Applies standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or cyber security tasks.
  • Provide technical support in researching and engineering cyber solutions for Aerospace internal and external customers in all segments of national security space systems
  • All segments of national security space systems across multiple functional areas to include ground network systems
  • Participate in risk management activities to ensure cybersecurity risks are evaluated and mitigations applied in accordance with security directives
  • Participate in Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) planning and implementation
  • Assist customers by providing cybersecurity expertise in support of critical decision points 
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; must be energetic and self-motivated. 
  • Ability to work closely with customer.
  • Ground truth assessments of organizational security activities and posture
  • Training and mentorship will be provided.


Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.



  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline is required.
  • Cybersecurity/cyber operations experience or relevant education
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance
  • US Citizenship required
  • Demonstrated Cyber Security planning, initiative, and operations skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) and work in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills.



  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Active security clearance
  • Experience with object oriented programming. 
  • Experience with cloud computing.
  • Experience in space-related systems such as SBIRS, GPS, MILSATCOM, AFSCN, or Space Launch
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification or equivalent cyber certification
  • Experience working with program office personnel on Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), or NASA/NOAA space systems


Temporary housing assistance is not available.


The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation’s independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems.  Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position. 


Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Employment Type: Casual 

Work Schedule: Part Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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